I put this lovely old think back together over the last couple of days. Fortunately I had all the bits that were missing in my parts hoard including a freshly rebuilt engine. Runs great. Really needs a complete strip down and frame paint and new wheels, mudguards and muffler but I can’t be arsed to do another one so I’ve offered it for sale as is.
I bought a rebuild kit for the starter motor. Glad I did. The end cap bush was oval. I found the reason it stopped working. Someone had over tightened the terminal post and torn the main internal connector off at it rotated. Replaced bothe bushes, brushes, lubed bearing and soldered the internal conductor back to the terminal post. Took we 4 attempts to reassemble, adjusting end float, until it spun freely with a bench test. Re-installed it and the bike fired right up, instantly ?
And it was gone. I traded it on a 1974 (maybe 1973) CB350. The seller of the CB350 is Christchurch based so we both had to pay for shipping either way. Hopefully the sadness of seeing this one go will be followed by much joy upon the arrival of the CB350 on Friday afternoon.